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Suede Moto Jackets {Under $200}

Everyday Outfits, My Style

black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends{EXCELLED Suede Moto Jacket, MADEWELL Dress, SAM EDELMAN Ankle Boots, AMERICAN APPAREL Leather Clutch, PRADA Singlasses }

Moto jackets have been having a moment for the past year, and I’ve embraced them wholeheartedly (as seen here and here). When going through my fall wardrobe, I decided it was high time for me to invest in a black suede version this season. Frugal by nature, I didn’t really want to spend more than $200 – and so my search began. I finally settled on this one, and I can’t wait to toss it on over everything from jeans and a simple tee to pretty little chiffon dresses.

About the  Fit:
In general, I prefer a sleek fitted look in moto jackets, but I specifically wanted the ability to layer this one with thicker sweaters as the temps get cooler. I ordered this jacket in large and extra-large and wound up keeping the smaller size as it provides ample room for layers without being too bulky. The leather isn’t the softest, but I’m happy with the quality given the under $200 price tag. I also tried a similar version from BlankNYC, which was a lot softer (but ran a size smaller). It was a tough choice but I went with this one because I preferred the gold hardware. I may get the sleeves tapered a bit and will do a before & after update if I do.

black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends
black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends

black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends
black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends
black suede moto jacket, fall 2017 fashion trends

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Suede Moto Jackets Under $200

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Anthropologie Dress, Fall Transitional Pieces, NYC Fashion Blogger, Closet Confections
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{Not Quite} Ready for Fall

Everyday Outfits, My Style

Anthropologie Dress, Fall Transitional Pieces, NYC Fashion Blogger, Closet Confections
Anthropologie Dress, Fall Transitional Pieces, NYC Fashion Blogger, Closet Confections

{ANTHROPOLOGIE Dress (ON SALE!), Vintage Hat via ETSY, CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL Tote, PRADA Sunglasses, MANOLO BLAHNIK Heels}

Jacquemus santon straw hat dupe, etsy, NYC Fashion Blogger, Closet Confections

Dressing for this time of year is always tricky…

My heart longs for cableknit sweaters and over-the-knee boots, but these darned 80+ degree temps just won’t let me be great dang-nabbit! On the bright side, I have a good time chuckling at my fellow New Yorkers hell-bent on dressing for fall, weather-be-damned determined to be fashion-forward. Yeah, I’m looking at you sweaty lady on the train melting under a leather moto jacket. And you too, sir, sweltering in a sidewalk cafe with your thick shawl-neck cardigan.

Although I have officially put away the seersucker and my collection of white eyelet sundresses, I still can’t bring myself to make the full wardrobe switch just yet. To get by, I’ve been relying on pieces in lightweight fabrics but darker colorways that are more fitting for the season. This dress is the perfect example of that, and I knew that when I picked it up recently that it would be the perfect piece to wear now with sandals and bare shoulders and pair later with ankle boots and a moto jacket.

About the Fit:
I went with my usual size in this one, and the stretchy material makes it very forgiving. I have a freakishly short torso, so I had my tailor take the shoulders up for about $10 which made a world of difference.  I was on the fence about the asymmetrical hemline at first, but it actually turned out to be quite flattering. 

Below are a few more transitional dresses that’ll work just as well now as they will later in the season with addition of a few layers. And the best part…? They’re all on sale!

Fall Transitional Dresses

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Party Pants {Zara Wide-Leg Culottes}

Everyday Outfits, My Style

{J. CREW Bodysuit (similar), ZARA Wide-Leg Culottes (similar here and here), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Sunglasses, H&M Tassel Earrings, CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL Tote, MICHAEL KORS Jelly Sandals (similar here and here)}

Who knew that wide-leg culottes would turn out to be my holy grail pants of 2017?

But for real, if you’ve been hanging around my blog for any length of time it’s no secret that I definitely have a preference for skirts and dresses over trousers. But that all changed when I discovered these amazing culottes from Zara. Not gonna lie, they definitely gave me pause when I first saw them in store. But I tentatively took a pair into the fitting room, and ‘lo and behold – I was pleasantly surprised. Now they’re my favorite traveling pants.

About the Fit:
Pants can be tricky for me due to my larger thighs, but these are oh-so-comfy and extremely forgiving. I sized up to amp up the flowy-factor, but your normal size should work just fine if you prefer a more streamlined silhouette and/or have slim hips and thighs. This bodysuit from J. Crew is pretty comfy but beware the thin material – especially if you have a large bust. It tends to stretch out and become see-through. For me, a size up and a black padded bra did the trick! 


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